GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of child abuse after authorities say a 3-year-old boy shot his 8-month-old sister in the face in a New Mexico motel room also faces charges in another case involving his girlfriend’s children.
Tyrell Bitsilly was arrested in October after police say he fired a gun during an argument inside a car in downtown Gallup, the Gallup Independent newspaper reported . Police said the 3-year-old, the baby and the children’s mother, Shayanne Nelson, were in the car at the time of the shooting.
Bitsilly, 21, was arrested and charged with child abuse and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in that case and ordered to stay away from the children and his 18-year-old girlfriend. But authorities say Bitsilly was in a motel room with Nelson and her children when the baby was shot in the face Saturday.